Winter has come, and now sweater season is now upon us!
Seeing that Christmas pretty much starts in October now, it makes sense that one should own more than one holiday sweater. “Ugly Christmas sweater” have become a legit millennial necessity, available all over Amazon and every crappy t-shirt shop online. Sure, a half-decent sweatshirt with Jon Snow on the front might win you the prize at your next ugly Christmas sweater party, but what about that obligatory trip to grandma’s house, or that office Christmas party, or that candlelight church service?
Being a retail worker, I’ve resorted to building a growing collection of holiday-inspired knitwear to wear to work for the holidays. Let’s just add this as a positive thing a disgruntled retail worker can do for the last quarter of the year.
Here’s a hand-picked selection of quality knitwear from some of my absolute favourite brands that will get you through any holiday function.
Collectif – Chrissie Striped Jumper
A sweet and simple Christmas colours in a classic stripe print. Its classic cut also pairs well with high-waist skirts. Dress it up or down. It’s perfect for any holiday occasion. (UK sizes 6-22 / US sizes 2-18)
New Look – GINgle Bells Jumper
I wouldn’t normally consider tops with sayings to be my normal cup of tea, but sometimes you just need the right saying to speak to you. And to others. This one does. (UK sizes 4-18/ US sizes 0-14)
Sourpuss – Krampus Sweater
Wish everyone Greetings from Krampus with this goth-inspired option for those of you Krampus fans. A comfy knit in red, black and grey that pairs nicely with plaid. (Sizes XS-3XL)
Cath Kidston – Sequin Embellished Jumper
Give off some old-school vibes with this traditional jumper. Classic style goes modern with its forest green colour. (Sizes XS-L)
I love holiday sweaters that come in non-traditional colours. Means you can wear them outside of the holiday. This sweater’s gold and deep pink tones will carry you from Christmas and to ski chalet bars beyond. (Sizes XS-L)
Iron Fist – Girly Christmas Sweater
This sweater gives off a nice sweet chic goth look with it’s millennial pink and black colours and traditional Fair Isle skull print. Bonus points for the lacy Peter Pan collar. (Sizes XS-2XL)
Sugarhill Boutique – Rita Signature Sweater
If there’s a brand that knows how to make a quality sweater, it’s Sugarhill Boutique. I’m addicted to their knitwear, and this sweet polar bear knit is begging me to pull out my wallet. (UK sizes 8-16 / US 4-12)